Experimental evidence of mounting grooves and serration patterns on fin lines characteristics
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In this paper, the mounting grooves and serration patterns of fin line circuits are investigated experimentally. Our measurements show that the short-circuit ended mounting grooves degrade seriously the insertion loss of fin lines at the low frequencies of the band. The open ended mounting grooves are found better for fin lines applications and measurements. An improvement of 0.7 dB is observed over the whole band, when the serration patterns of the fin line are placed into the open-ended mounting grooves. These results can be used for measuring the losses and for designing transitions or other fin line circuits.
KeywordsExperimental Evidence Insertion Loss Line Characteristic Serration Pattern Line Circuit
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